Monday Exposure: Karinne Keithley

Karinne Keithley – Sweet Child of Mine (MP3)
Karinne Keithley – Black Dog (MP3)
Karinne Keithley – Immigrant Song (MP3) via her website.

Playing stripped down versions of huge rock songs isn’t a new idea, but it’s incredibly difficult to do well. I think these tracks are the best I’ve heard it done since Mark Kozelek’s AC/DC covers.

It seems Karinne is a bit of Renaissance Woman. As well as the ukeing, she’s an Avant Garde choreographer, playwright, film maker and other stuff you can read about here.

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  1. J-Hob April 6th, 2009 7:13 pm

    That was pretty cool. The trick with rock covers like that is to make it your own, which she undoubtedly did.

  2. ukukachoo April 6th, 2009 11:24 pm

    The links you provided for her mp3s are broken links. They go nowhere.

  3. cardboardfrog April 7th, 2009 12:46 am

    left click save as and then download the mp3, or get quicktime

  4. cardboardfrog April 7th, 2009 12:51 am

    i mean right click

  5. Woodshed April 7th, 2009 4:13 pm

    John: She definitely does. But she does it in such a way that the essence of the original is still there. Very tricky to pull off.

    ukukachoo: The links work fine for me. Anyone else having problems?

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